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Winners Announced for The DEC and Comerica’s Inaugural $50k Business Pitch Contest

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After 5 months, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC) and Comerica’s inaugural $50k business pitch contest came to an end. Here’s a timeline of the competition: June 12, 2014 – Contest announced In the inaugural year of the contest more than 130 applications were received from local entrepreneurs and start-ups across North Texas. July 1st –… Read more »


How To Get Hired When All Odds Are Against You

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Getting hired in a tough economy is always hard. Life can be unpredictable, and the curveballs sent your way can seem endless: jobs are lost, startups fail, family situations get strenuous, skills become irrelevant. When all odds seem stacked against you, there is a way to get your career and life back on track. I’ve… Read more »


Here are the Highest-Paying Programming Languages

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This past summer, we looked at a ranking of the of top programming languages by growth, popularity, and job demand. Those rankings – compiled by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Spectrum found that Java, C, C++, Python, and C# are the top five programming languages in the country. In an entirely new ranking… Read more »



Learn.Onevest Launches as an Educational Resource for Startup Founders and Investors

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Onevest, the online equity crowdfunding platform that connects early-stage startups with accredited investors, has announced the launch of Learn.Onevest, a free peer-to-peer learning platform for entrepreneurs and investors. This new education platform for startups is the result of a partnership with General Assembly, Draper University, Early Investing, and The Founder Institute – all of which… Read more »


StyleSeat’s Melody McCloskey: Bootstrapping Was Difficult Yet Important for Growth

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StyleSeat’s co-founder and CEO Melody McCloskey was in Miami this week to talk about her entrepreneurial journey during Tech Cocktail Sessions.  McCloskey spoke to an audience of industry leaders and entrepreneurs about beauty-booking app StyleSeat, and how she decided to pursue her passion. “It got the point one day where my desire to do it, and… Read more »


Horses and Startups: How An Investor Chooses a Jockey

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Horse racing and startups have a lot in common. They are both exciting, fast paced, adrenaline-fueled experiences where the outcomes are uncertain and fortunes can be made or lost. It’s no wonder why they can both become lifelong obsessions. I know this because my grandfather was a fixture at the track. My memories of him… Read more »




5 Ways to Leverage Google AdWords to Reach Holiday Shoppers

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If you run a small business, what are your working hours? Consumers seem to be always-on, especially in the retail industry. Shoppers love to browse for purchases between 10 PM and 4 AM. You’re probably always thinking about ways to improve your business and trying to respond to consumer inquiries in a timely manner. But… Read more »


Airbnb for Cars, Getaround, Raises $24M in New Funding

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San Francisco-based car-sharing startup, Getaround, announced today they have raised $24M in funding. Getaround app allows users to reserve cars from people nearby their location. Basically. Airbnb for your car. If someone is looking for a car,  they can search cars available nearby available instantly. Those registered agree to let any of its screened users… Read more »


5 Things Journalists Want to See in Your Email Subject Line

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A study released yesterday by Fractl and BuzzStream asked 500 writers and editors from publications like Fast Company, Mashable, Forbes, and USA Today how they want to be pitched. I’m sure those 500 media professionals relished the opportunity to complain, as journalists often do. Luckily, complaints to them are tips for entrepreneurs – tips on… Read more »


This is How You Should Market your App

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This summer it was announced that in the iTunes App Store alone, there are over 1.2 million apps available for downloading. If you plan to launch an app, it’s not enough to have the most beautiful interface and innovative product. If no one knows about it, you’re just another one of the 1.2 million, a number that’s… Read more »